By Yvonne Barteau

Solitaire or Solo has been with me since the end of his five year old year and is now coming nine. He is a super special and very beautiful young horse. Andrea De Leo purchased him a few years back as a Future FEI prospect for both herself and an up and coming project for lucky me to train up through the levels.

Solo is by the very popular Sandro Hit as his evident from his looks and very typey head. He is out of a DeNiro mare and was imported from Germany when he was coming five. I qualified him for the National FEI six year old finals and showed him Second and Third Level as a six year old. He won two Regional titles and since then we have been working on the strength and elasticity he will need to become an FEI horse.

Solo just made his debut at Fourth Level, Fourth Level Freestyle and the Prix St Georges. He got a whopping 81.1% in his first Fourth Level Freestyle, a 68% at Fourth Level and a 71% at his first PSG!